Sheriff's Office seeks tips following gunshot death, manslaughter arrest in Beavercreek

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 4:48 p.m.


CCSO Case #17-22345


Please reference CCSO Case # 17-22345

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips from the public following a manslaughter arrest

Around 7:33 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at 17380 S. Buckner Creek Rd. in Beavercreek on a report of a domestic disturbance.

The 911 caller had told dispatch that two males had been fighting and one was now unconscious. As deputies were en route, the 911 caller also reported that a female on scene and a male on scene were now performing CPR on the unconscious subject.

Deputies arrived at the crime scene. It quickly became apparent that the reportedly unconscious male -- later identified as Alvin E. Wallenstein, 45, of Molalla -- had a gunshot wound to his chest, and was deceased.

Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) detectives and members of our Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit deployed to the scene and began to investigate. A photo of the Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center at the crime scene is attached.

After conducting interviews, detectives arrested a resident of the Buckner Creek Rd. address, Howard D. Bunnell Jr., 47, of Beavercreek, transported him to the Clackamas County Jail, and booked him on charges of Manslaughter I and Unlawful use of a Weapon. A booking photo is linked above, and his complete booking info is here. Bail is set at $1 million.

The Medical Examiner's Office conducted its autopsy on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and determined that Wallenstein died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses and collect evidence at the crime scene, a multi-acre property in rural Beavercreek accessible by two long gravel driveways. More information on the exact circumstances leading to Wallenstein's death will be released as investigators process and confirm information. They are also seeking tips from the public.


Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online tip form. Please reference CCSO Case # 17-22345. 


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office